A BMW crashed though the front of the Bagels and Beyond shop injuring two diners around 7:30 am, Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Police say that a 53-year-old Beach Haven driver was attempting to park her car and accidentally hit the brake and gas at the same time, and the car lurched forward coming to a rest in the seating area of a bagel shop.
The two injured were taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.
Vehicle and Building Collisions
Cars crashing into buildings occurs over 60 times a day across the United States, according to the Texas Traffic Institute at Texas A&M University. Out of those, restaurants and other retail stores make up 43 percent of all building collisions causing over $300 million in damages.
The Institute also says that the location of the building is a prominent factor for collision with motor vehicles. Gas and convenience stores are typically in high vehicle traffic areas and they take the brunt of these accidents. In others incidences, the common factor is the closeness of the parking spaces and the storefront.
Deep lacerations, broken bones and head trauma are a few of the common injuries as many of the victims are sitting or standing in what they thought was a safe place. The impact is usually sudden giving the victims no time to take defensive action.
What Should I do?
Often times, victims do no seek compensation in vehicle-building collisions for a host of reasons. They might feel that their injuries are not severe enough, or they might not understand their rights as a victim of car-building collision. If you have been injured is a similar incident, talk to a professional who can evaluate your claim to see what you are entitled to. The following are possible damages that come naturally from vehicle-building collisions:
- Medical Bills
- Emotional Distress/PTSD
- Lost Time From Work
- Property Damage (Cell phones, other personal items)
Call the attorneys at The Pearce Law Firm, PC, to see if you are entitled to any recovery from a vehicle-building collision. They know the laws regarding vehicle-building crashes, and they also know the tactics of insurance companies who will try and deny your claim. Call us today at (215) 596 4070 or text at (215) 880 6164. You can also send us a message online by clicking here.